“If we have no peace, it is because we have forgotten that we belong to each other.”
― Mother Teresa
Possibly the greatest gift to receive is the key to unlocking one’s own passion in life. And with reception of such a gift then comes the return. In this sphere, the greatest gift anyone could ever give is returning their gift back to the world.
We live in a shared sphere, one where only sharing is relevant. Everything is shared, even if we don’t think it so. We truly do belong to one another.
In our shared lives we are given a great many challenges. We aspire to achieve things. We set goals and we experience the world through our own personal vision. No one can experience this life for us, and no one can fully understand our unique experience.
Unless we share it with the world.
It is said that a person is the sum total of his or her experiences in life. I prefer to think that a person is part of a grand experiment initiated by the pure fires of love and joy, a spiritual being having a human experience.
In this experience, no matter how sometimes we may think we are alone on the stage, we do not go through this life alone. We are always part of something greater than ourselves. Never separate from it. This is one of many gifts we are given. Every person we pass is part of our sphere, and everything we affect, affects something else.
This is but a simple truth.
I used to think that life was simply mechanical. I was always taught that you had to go to school, then you had to get a job and then you need to get married and raise a family. Meanwhile, buy a house, a dog and maybe even a cat, build a little white picket fence and plant flowers.
This all sounds like a perfect little life, and it is perfect for some.
But after I grew a bit older, I along with most people found out quickly that life isn’t as simple as it seems when you’re a child with eyes of adventure. Things happen, things change, people leave us and a sense of purpose develops. Bills happen, illness happens, people get hurt, plans get thwarted and the roller coaster continues.
But one thing remains true.
We are all given a gift in this life. It’s up to us to find out what it is. Then, it’s our duty to share it with the world.
This is how life becomes joyous. By becoming still in our minds and alive in our hearts we open the doors of life. By sharing the very essence of who we truly are with everyone, we become whole with the world, with the universal presence within all of us.
We do thins by painting our story with only the words that we can express. We do this by giving our whole self unto the world in whatever way we can.
When we give up our ego and release the passions that make us burn inside, we set fire to the world.
We should all find that place inside that allows us a visit with the soul. We should visit this place often, learn of it, ask ourselves questions and understand that there is much more to life than a few shiny objects that eventually collect dust when we’re gone.
Within and around us exists so much life, so much love and so much to learn. And it is always there for us to experience, to deepen our understanding of.
May we all sharpen our minds by the edge of life’s sword, and fill our hearts with the gifts of this life. But only in giving back will we truly begin to understand our purpose here.
In the meantime, you share you and I’ll share me.
Knowing the self is the beginning. Knowing the sphere is the journey.
Godspeed as you seek.